Surgical management of lymphedema: Past, present, and future Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymphedema

abstract

  • Recent advances in surgical management of lymphedema have provided options for patients who have failed conservative management with manual lymphatic massage and/or compression garments. The purpose of this review is to provide a historical background to the surgical treatment of lymphedema and how these options have evolved over time. In addition, we aim to delineate the various types of surgical approaches available, indications for surgery, and reported outcomes. Our goal is to increase awareness of these options and foster research to improve their outcomes.

publication date

  • September 2011

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/lrb.2011.0011

PubMed ID

  • 22066746

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 159

end page

  • 67

volume

  • 9

number

  • 3